>’D-DAY’ FOR BIG CITIES OF THE NORTHEAST AS STILL-DANGEROUS HURRICANE IRENE MAKES IMPACT WITH A MASSIVE POPULATION AREA

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BREAKING NEWS: Devastating Flash-Flooding in Catskills, NY, Brattelboro, VT and other places

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Flash Flooding in the Catskills from Hurricane Irene
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SPECIAL COVERAGE OF HURRICANE IRENE 2011
Irene Downgraded to 65 mph Tropical Storm Prior to Coney Island, New York City Landfall

Waves crash over the shore during high tide during a storm surge from Hurricane Irene in Bayshore, N.Y., on Long Island, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Latest Storm Stats
Courtesy of AccuWeather.com
Rainfall
  1. Bunyan, N.C., 14.00 inches
  2. Plum Point, Md., 12.96 inches
  3. Ft. Eustis, Va., 12.52 inches
  4. Ocean City, Md., 12.09 inches
  5. Perry Hall, Md., 12.00 inches

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Flooded  Parkway Still Under Water (Courtesy of CBS NY)

Wind Gusts

  1. Cedar Island, N.C., 115 mph
  2. Fort Macon, N.C., 92 mph
  3. Hatteras, N.C., 88 mph
  4. Conimicut, R.I., 83 mph
  5. Barrington, R.I., 82 mph

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5 MILLION CUSTOMERS CURRENTLY WITHOUT POWER, NOW 18 DEATHS, COSTS FEARED TO RANGE FROM 7 TO $13 BILLION

LIVE FEED:

– 21 Deaths now confirmed.

– An impressive wind gust to 82 mph was recorded at Barrington, R.I

– Damage Costs Feared to be between $7 to $13 Billion.

– 18 Deaths Now Attributed to Irene.

– Now 5 million people are without power.

– 2 million without power in Tri-State Area.

– NJ State Climatologist states that Irene could top Floyd for flooding.

– 2 More deaths attributed to Irene in New Jersey, Death Toll now at 15.

– Washington DC remains with over 196,000 without power.

– Connecticut’s 200,000 without power is a record number of people without power in state.

A recent gust to 72 mph was recorded at Plymouth, MA.

‎11 inches of rain reported @ Freehold, Monmouth Co, NJ

– Despite some 4 Million without power, NOWHERE in Manhattan has lost power

– 4 Million now without power across region

– 10 Confirmed Deaths

– Storm Surge flooding occuring in Battery Park, NYC

– Reports of flooding in NYC’s Holland Tunnel

– Connecticut now at 116, 000 without power

– Rainfall totals in North Carolina nearing 20 inches

– At least part of the beach at Montauk, Long Island has eroded

– Radar Indicates Irene has made landfall near Little Egg Harbor, NJ

– Bridgeport, CT reported Gust @ 63 mph

– NYC Peak Gusts as of 5am ET, LaGuardia 64 mph, Central Park 60 mph, JFK 58 mph.

Reports of a building collapse in Philadelphia.

– Irene now 115 miles from NYC

Staten Island Expressway at Fingerboard Road closed due to flooding.   Secaucus Road flooded, Parts of Jersey City UNDER WATER.

– Atlantic City in the thick of it now

WHY NOT THE PUNCH QUITE LIKE WE EXPECTED?

Latest Information From the Big Cities and their Surroundings
DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Boston

NEW: PennDOT: 38 Bridges In Philadelphia Region Remain Closed Due To Hurricane Irene
CBS PHILLY

Hurricane Irene Arrives in Tri-State; Hundreds of Thousands in Dark as Roads Flood
NBC NEW YORK

Mid-Atlantic: Bridges and Roads Close Down, Massive Power Outages
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Irene’s Storm Lashes Northeast
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Hurricane Irene Lashes New York, New Jersey, Connecticut
CBS NEW YORK

Hurricane Irene Brings Flooding To South Jersey
CBS PHILLY

Philadelphia International Airport Closed Due To Hurricane Irene
CBS PHILLY

Latest From the Networks (Updated)

NEW: Tropical Storm Irene Lashes New England, bringing devastating flooding to Catskills of New York

An Oak Bluffs fire department vehicle is buffeted by strong winds and ocean spray from Tropical Storm Irene while driving along a costal road in Edgartown, Mass., on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Aug. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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Irene fails to wow New Yorkers
CNN

Flooding begins as Tropical Storm Irene lashes toward New York City
CNN

Irene Cuts Power to 4M homes along East Coast
CBS NEWS

10 dead as Hurricane Irene churns up Atlantic
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Hurricane Irene barrels down on major East Coast cities
CNN

Irene Blamed for At Least 9 Deaths as Storm Moves Northeast
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Irene bears down on NYC; Millions without power
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